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    Los Angeles CA
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    72 Datsun 240z, Suburban z71, LS 400, Boxster
  • Future cars
    Civic Si 4dr, 997 cab
  1. My 1998 Boxster will not sttart. New Battery.The strarter is okay. The car would turn on.However it will not start. It does not even crank..My normal non Porsche mechanic has been piulling his hear out trying to figure things out. Any suggestions??
  2. I have not been able to resolve this issue. I took it to a locksmith and they states it is the ignition switch. I read somewhere that the switch can be purchased at auto Zone for 32.00 if so anyone have a part number. Can I find an aftermarket Tumbler?
  3. I hear that the tumbler needs to be recoded. If so do you know if the key transmitter must be reprogrammed? Does the tumbler come blank or coded to my original keys? Do you know any one that cuts and codes these keys? Thanks again for the info.
  4. Hi Loren and Graeme I just went over to pep boys got the battery tender. It worked perfectly. Next time you guys are in Southern Cal, Ill buy you all lunch. Thanks a bunch. Now I just need to get the ignition tumbler situation figuered out Ill be great. Thanks alot.
  5. Yeah I replaced the ignition switch assy. it was easy. But the car still thinks the key is still in the ignition. Steering wheel column does not lock, stereo still stays on. could it be anything else?
  6. Hi Loren I still need to get the hood open before I can jump/recharge the battery. Where will I connect the battery tender or did you mean a cigarette charger. Thanks for the help in advance.
  7. I had removed the Positive cable on battery.Central locking was locked, therefoe I cannot recharge the battery. Is there any other suggestions? Henry
  8. i had a similar situation.However the emergency cable would not release the hood. The emergency cable appears to be binding.Any other way to access
  9. I removed my key from my 98 986 but the door chime stays on, the dash lights stay on, Stereo also on. I replaced the ignition switch, accesory still on, I took car to local dealer ship stated tumbler needs to be replaced. Dealer to charge 750.00. I spoke with local european car mechanic he states its the steering lock, Anyone have any suggestions?
  10. Thanks Highlander, I tried that method too but it did not work. Very Concerned how to get hood open at this point.
  11. I have a 98 986. Battery is dead. Central locking system stuck. I cannot get to battery. I located the emergency cable on the right wheel well but I cannot get the hood open.Any suggestions.
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